• Draft Class: 2005
  • College: None
  • High School: St. Joseph’s HS (Metuchen, NJ)
  • Birthdate: Oct. 27, 1987 (Plainsboro, NJ)


Selected in the first round (14th overall pick) of the 2009 Draft by the Phoenix Suns.


Signed as a free agent on July 12, 2013.

2012-13 SEASON:

Appeared in 59 games (36 starts) for the Los Angeles Lakers...averaged 7.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.8 blocks in 23.1 minutes per game...recorded 11 double-doubles on the year...scored 10-plus points 22 times and 20-plus points twice...grabbed 10-plus rebounds 12 times...totaled a career-high 22 points on 9-12 (.750) shooting and 13 rebounds on Jan. 9 at San Antonio...posted 20 points, 12 rebounds and four assists on Jan. 29 vs. New Orleans...finished with 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds on Feb. 20 vs. Boston...posted 17 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high five blocks on Apr. 2 vs. Dallas...tied or led the team in rebounding 11 times, steals nine times and blocks 11 a starter, averaged 9.0 points and 6.8 rebounds in 29.3 minutes per game...placed on Inactive List twice (Oct. 30–31).


Full name is Earl Rashad Clark...son of Brenda and Larry Clark...has two older siblings, Fanisha and Steven...has one daughter, Ke’nya (born May 2009)...born in Newark, NJ, following his rookie season, donated a basketball court to his former elementary school, Evergreen School in Plainfield, NJ...wore 55 with the Suns, a switch from the No. 5 he wore in college, which was retired by Phoenix in honor of “The Original Sun” Dick Van Arsdale...considers winning the 2009 Big East Tournament in New York City his greatest basketball memory...was a 2006 McDonald’s All-American selection after averaging 25.2 points, 13.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists during his senior season in high school.